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Cycling

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that highway authorities undertake cycle audits on proposed new road schemes in accordance with Department for Transport best practice guidelines.

Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Secretary of State, Department for Transport, The Secretary of State for Transport

There is no mandatory requirement for local highway authorities to undertake cycle audits. Highway authorities have a duty to ensure that new road schemes are safe for all users, and it is for them to determine whether a cycle audit is required to achieve this.

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